A Factsheet from Austin Energy's Green Building Program: Lawn Care

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For many homeowners, a large portion of annual household water costs goes to outdoor watering. Using green principles in lawn care can make a significant impact on both our environment and our water bills. Green lawn care principles can also aid in energy conservation and reduce the need for chemicals and fertilizer.

Download this fact sheet to learn about:

  • Plant selection
  • Mulching
  • Low-flow irrigation
  • Frequency of watering
  • When and how to apply fertilizer
  • Types of fertilizer
  • Mowing and weeding

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